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The Southern Nevada Health District says six people died from the flu in Clark County between February 9 and the 15.
One was between the ages of 25 and 49, three between 50 and 64, and two were 65 or older.
Updated Dec. 11, 2019
To outsmart influenza, researchers are leveraging the biological information encoded in infection-fighting antibodies to design new drugs. One attempt neutralizes near-lethal levels of flu in mice.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County Health District is reporting the first flu-related death of the 2018-19 flu season.
An announcement from the district says the victim was over 65 and at risk for complications due to other medical conditions.
When 39-year-old Charlie Hinderliter got the flu last winter, he ended up in a medically induced coma and spent 58 days hospitalized. Serious, even fatal, complications can hit patients of any age.
College students are among the least likely to get vaccinated against the flu, which killed more than 80,000 people last winter. Experts say the reasons are a combination of fear and misperception.
Health officials in Las Vegas are reporting a jump in the number of flu cases, deaths and hospitalizations this year compared with last year.
The flu, as many have experienced first-hand, has hit Nevada hard this year — and it's not over yet.
February is peak flu season.